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Post Info TOPIC: Taking off on 14 June for maybe ever


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Taking off on 14 June for maybe ever


Hi all

New to the forum but I've been looking at the site for a couple of months now.  We have just sold our house and have put down deposits on a new 4x and a caravan.  The house settles the same time as the purchases are finalised and we've got precious little time to get organised.  Probably says a lot about me that I'm sitting here on a forum instead of packing - but hey - I'm educating myself so that I'll be more efficient when the rapidly approaching time comes .  

Currently in Tasmania and get on the boat back to the mainland on 19 June, so we've got about 4 days to get used to life on the road.  I know a lot of people frown on it but we'll be travelling with 2 well behaved, very old dogs as well as 2 geriatric cats.  Fortunately for us they're already well travelled and have all been on the Spirit before, so they know the drill. The dogs have long and short leads and are well used to both.  The cats have their own separate enclosure similar to what they currently live in, just portable.  I like to think that we're responsible pet owners and they'll all be sleeping inside the van with us.


We are very much looking to learn from and hopefully catch up with some of the wonderful members on our journey to who knows where.  I'm now off to ask a question in the General Forum.  I've read the rules and will do my best to keep to them.

Stay safe out there everyone.

C.



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Welcome to thw gang tipsypixie, enjoy here and out in the playground.

Sounds like you have it all worked out and under control so just spend some of your down time checking all the different sections of this great forum.

I hope the cats and dogs don't snore or that could be a problem. If they do just start up your genny at 2am and noone will here them.

Also and as well even, enjoy the trip across the ocean waves on board the good ship 'Spirit'.

Note I said nothing about the 'tipsy' bit of the 'pixie' disbeliefno Woody probably knows about that word though smile



Keep Safe on the roads and out there.



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Thanks Doug - it's a good thing that I've already read up a fair bit on etiquette and know that you're pulling my good leg about the generator at 2.00am. That would go down so well no !

I'm looking forward to my 6th trip on the Spirit, think I've finally got it all sorted. Load, find the bar, buy wine, drink wine. Eat something, sleep and wait for my wake up call. It's always fun, people are so excited. Last time I met a young deaf man who had gone to school with my daughter in Tuncurry, NSW, many years ago. Such a small world.

Yeah, I've copped a lot over the tipsy thing in years past, some of it plain offensive. I'm too lazy and unimaginative to come up with anything else these days and have finally grown a thicker skin. It's often good for a giggle though. You should note that it is tipsy though and not totallymagottedpixie (well, not often lol!)

I look forward to 'meeting' Woody.

Cheers
C.



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G'day Tipsypixie and welcome to the forum.  Don't forget to try the two ongoing games here - 'Who is This' in the 'I Digress' section and 'Pick this Place' in the 'General' Section - a great source to find new places to visit. Sounds like your getting well organised.

Pete and Marion



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Thanks Guru - I'll have a look at those games tomorrow - I do enjoy games most of the time. 'Pick this Place' sounds like it will be very useful.

Cheers
C.

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Also a warm welcome from me, tipsypixie

I hope that everything works out well for you

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Thanks Tony - and you are right, good manners are free.

Cheers
C.

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I have put that in my signature, (It cost nothing to be polite), to remind myself to be on my best behaviour, tipsypixie

I am sometimes, a cheeky little man
I would not like someone to misinterpret what I type, and be offended

But... those who know me, know that my heart is in the right place


smilesmilesmile At least that is my story, and I will stick to it smilesmilesmile



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And in return I'll do my best to believe you



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And its welcome from us two 2 tipsypixie you have done it , good on ya , you will enjoy traveling around the big island , its simple physics really the bigger the island the less tipsy ya get , Doug should know this, having rolled around this big island for some time , sometimes he even floats , hmm pixies hmmmm , but only at greens , just be careful those happy hours dont start tooo early after noon , and enjoy every moment .

Woody

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Thanks Woody - you gave me a giggle. I've done a bit of travelling on my own and find that the more I drive the less I drink. I'm just too buggered after a day at the wheel, one glass of wine and it's lights out. Last trip I was away for a fortnight and lost 5kgs, too tired to eat much either yawn.  It'll be a lot different this time around, taking it all a lot slower.  Got the rest of my life to get where I'm going.

Cheers

C.



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Just .. Get out there enjoy . Like leaving the nest ., lol Starting ALL over again .

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I hope it all goes well for you. I think you are taking a bit of a risk taking off so quickly - you really need to do a few short trips to sort out any issues with the van and also to work out what you need to take and where to put it all! So hope you don't learn the hard way! It is a wonderful way of life so take it slowly and don't plan too far ahead in case you find somewhere you like a want to rest for a while! Happy and safe travelling.



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Thanks Bulariver - we're not exactly taking off unprepared. We've both done quite a lot of towing (large cabin cruiser (3.5 tonne) large horse floats and trucks) and we have adequate access to the 'van to get it packed and sorted well before we leave. We'll be doing short bursts for 4 days around Hobart, then we're off to Devonport, then off the boat and a little 2 hour journey to our next pit stop. We'll be there for about a week before pushing on slowly. Got nowhere else to be after that until November, so won't be rushed. Your kind thoughts and sentiment are appreciated.

Cheers
C.

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